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Quotes on design.

Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.Charles Eames

Everything is designed. Few things are designed well.Brian Reed

There is no design without discipline. There is no discipline without intelligence.Massimo Vignelli

People ignore design that ignores people.Frank Chimero

Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.Joe Sparano

Every designer’s dirty little secret is that they copy other designer’s work. They see work they like, and they imitate it. Rather cheekily, they call this inspiration.Aaron Russell

The most innovative designers consciously reject the standard option box and cultivate an appetite for thinking wrong.Marty Neumeier

Design is where science and art break even.Robin Mathew

Good design goes to heaven; bad design goes everywhere.Mieke Gerritzen

A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense.Bruno Munari

Design is the application of intent - the opposite of happenstance, and an antidote to accident.Robert L. Peters

Design is the search for a magical balance between business and art; art and craft; intuition and reason; concept and detail; playfulness and formality; client and designer; designer and printer; and printer and public.Valerie Pettis

Design should never say, “Look at me.” It should always say, “Look at this.”David Craib

Bad design is smoke, while good design is a mirror.Juan-Carlos Fernandez

Don’t design for everyone. It’s impossible. All you end up doing is designing something that makes everyone unhappy.Leisa Reichelt

Design is as much an act of spacing as an act of marking.Ellen Lupton

Good design is a lot like clear thinking made visual.Edward Tufte

Design is the conscious effort to impose a meaningful order.Victor Papanek

Design trends online change more often than the wind, and slightly less often than my socks.Suleiman Leadbitter

Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.Jeffrey Zeldman

Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story, not just to sum everything up.Tate Linden

Good design must be defined by appropriateness to audience and goals, and by its effectiveness, not by its adherence to Swiss design or the number of awards it wins.Drew Davies

It’s art if can’t be explained. It’s fashion if no one asks for an explanation. It’s design if it doesn’t need explanation.Wouter Stokkel

Designers have a dual duty; contractually to their clients and morally to the later users and recipients of their work.Hans Hager

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.Douglas Adams

A camel is a horse designed by a committee.Sir Alec Issigonis

Good design is good business.Thomas J. Watson Jr.

Great design will not sell an inferior product, but it will enable a great product to achieve its maximum potential.Thomas J. Watson Jr.